Winifred Toyoko Yamanaka, 90

Winifred Toyoko Yamanaka, 90, of Wailuku, passed peacefully on October 12, 2014 under the care of Hospice Maui.

Private services were held.

Nakamura Mortuary assisted with arrangements.

“Winnie” or “Toyo” was born on February 8, 2014 in Puunene, Maui.

She was a retired bookkeeper for Kaonoulu Ranch and a 2012 inductee to the Hawaii Swimming Hall of Fame. Predeceased by her husband, Kenneth “Kats” Yamanaka, Brother, Isami “Rex” Takeyama, and sister Kiyoko Hirano, she is survived by her son, Keith Yamanaka and daughter, Sandra (Jeff) Koga; brother, Roy (Hilda) Takeyama and sisters, Yukie Nishiyama, Ruth (John) Yoshigai; five grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, and her beloved Rice Ohana.

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